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Monroe Mandolin CampIt’s time to start gearing up for this year’s Monroe Mandolin Camp (MonManCamp)! The producers are excited to announce some exciting additions to the camp. In addition to the Monroe music intensive focus, the wealth of classes, individual tutorials, jams, and special presentations, the 2016 teaching staff will integrate some ‘Old-Time’ mandolin flavor this year as well as a special banjo track. MonManCamp '16 takes place September 14-18, 2016 and will be held at the Scarritt-Bennett Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Join the festivities for an opening night celebration jam of traditional bluegrass music and Bill Monroe's music. MonManCamp will have some of Nashville's finest musicians for this special night of music. Jamming starts at 7pm and goes until the music stops. Free Parking on site.

The Annual Scholarship Benefit Concert will take place at Carter Vintage Guitars September 17 at 7:30 pm. An amazing night of music, led by Director Mike Compton, and featuring our instructors and luthiers, David Davis, Dr. Richie Brown, Adam Tanner, Lauren Price, Mark Royal, Paul Duff, Will Kimble, and Lynn Dudenbostel. Last year James Monroe and Steve Gilchrist added to the magic of the evening. They will also have an incredible support band, and scholarship recipients showing their licks! It is an evening you won't forget. Very limited seating. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door. All proceeds go to the Scholarship Fund. Visit Carter Vintage Guitars or Monroe Mandolin Camp websites for more info.

Here's a sampling of last year's Benefit Concert with James Monroe and Mike Compton playing Rawhide. Bluegrass Boys Tom Ewing, Blake Williams, Mark Hembree and Glenn Duncan....

Plan to attend the Country Music Hall of Fame Concert/Demonstration September 18 at 1:00 pm. The camp is excited to announce a special invitation show in the incredible acoustic Rotunda, at the Country Music Hall of Fame. Come hear the instructors and select participants as they talk about the music of Bill Monroe, and play a few tunes, and showcase what this Monroe Mandolin Camp is all about. This is an event you just don't want to miss. Admission to the Museum includes this special performance and demonstration!

MonManCamp has an exciting lineup of instructors and luthiers including: Mike Compton, David Davis (who's uncle Cleo, was the very 1st Blue Grass Boy), Dr. Richie Brown, Adam Tanner (emphasizing the old-time influence and fiddle tunes that influenced Monroe), our very first female instructor, the talented Ms. Lauren Price, Mark Royal, Alan O'Bryant teaching our traditional bluegrass Banjo Track, Paul Duff from Perth, Australia, Will Kimble, and Lynn Dudenbostel.

With participants flying in from around the world and the United States to attend this incredible camp (including countries of Australia, England, France, Sweden and the Dominican Republic), the Monroe Mandolin Camp, and every participant who attend, truly are ambassadors around the world, for original bluegrass music that we preserve and share. Come be a part of this community of music enthusiasts as we explore the music of Bill Monroe, and the music that inspired him.

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